Zoning Board of Adjustment

Last updated on September 20, 2022
Zoning Board Engineer - Paul Azzolina

Office hours:

Mon - Tues - Thurs - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm   /  Wed. & Friday - Office Closed

*PB Secretary lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Board Secretary - Grace Kalish
Phone: (201) 666-1463 - Room 214 - 2nd Fl

*Public Notice Deadlines

Zoning Officer - Joe Setticase  Located in the building dept.
Hours: M - F:  8:30am - 4:30pm • Phone: (201) 666-3312  / email
  Tree Removal Permit Application (please allow 7-10 business days for approval)
Code Official - Dino DeVirgilio 
Phone:  (201) 664-4404 Option 8 / email
♦  Master Plan      /     ♦  Zoning Map
Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Municipal Courtroom, located at 350 Hudson Ave. and begin at 7:30 PM unless noted due to a vacation/holiday*. No new applications will be heard after 10:00 p.m..  Open session will be cut off at 11:00 p.m., unless the Board opts to waive that requirement, at the Board’s discretion. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, all meeting will take place virtually until further notice. 

*Currently the Zoning Board meetings are held via video conference using the ZOOM meeting platform. Meeting access is posted on the meeting AGENDA (see below) as well as the application page. 

2022 ZONING BOARD APPLICATIONS BEFORE THE BOARD - Click here to view all current applications. 
(Click on each application's name to view files associated with the application as well as virtual meeting access info)

2022 Zoning Board of Adjustment Proposed Mtg Dates
*Click agenda to view virtual meeting access information.

Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
01/11/2022*-RO Agenda Minutes
01/18/2022 Agenda Minutes
02/15/2022 Agenda Minutes
03/15/2022 Agenda Minutes
04/19/2022 Canceled       -
05/17/2022 Agenda Minutes
06/21/2022 Agenda Minutes
07/19/2022 Agenda Minutes
08/16/2022 Agenda Minutes
09/20/2022 Agenda Minutes
10/18/2022 Agenda Minutes
11/15/2022 Agenda Minutes
12/20/2022 Agenda Minutes
*Denotes Special Meeting
2022 Adopted Zoning Board  Resolutions :  

Resolution Description Adopted
22-01 Board Secretary 01/11/22
22-02 Board Attorney 01/11/22
22-03 Board Planner 01/11/22
22-04 Board Engineer 01/11/22
22-05 Meeting Dates 01/11/22
22-06 KBE Building  02/15/22
22-07 DLK Partners LLC 03/15/22
22-08 FJP2 LLC 03/15/22
22-09 Planner Renewal 07/19/22
22-10 Mone 07/19/22
22-11 Golden Orchard 07/19/22
22-12 BP Products 08/16/22
22-13 397 Fern 08/16/22

Zoning Laws
Zoning approval is the first step required for certain types of construction.  It is required for permits for, but not limited to, new construction,additions, add-a-levels, decks, patios, sheds (new or replacement), fences (new or replacements), pools (in ground or above ground), and whirlpools, spas, hot tubs.

In order to obtain zoning approval, you must submit a Zoning Application available here on our Forms page, listed under the building dept. The form must be completed, include a copy of your survey/plot plan with the proposed construction drawn and highlighted on the survey.  An application fee of $50.00 is also due at this time.  Be sure the survey is up to date including any additions/deletions made since the date of the survey.  Make sure YOUR name and address appears clearly on the survey.  You will be notified by mail of your approval or denial.  

A soil movement permit is required to be filed whenever any soil is being moved onto, off of, or within a property.  For example, during the construction of a basement, crawl space, in-ground pool, retaining wall, landscaping, etc.  This permit may be obtained from our Forms page as well.  Payment of this permit is a prior approval to the issuance of a building permit.

Engineering approval is required for certain types of construction, i.e. new house, retaining wall, etc.  A $1,000.00 escrow must be posted with the Zoning Office along with architectural or engineering plans/drawings for the work being performed.

If zoning or engineering approval is not required, or has been obtained for those permits requiring approval, you can apply for your building permit.  The application for your building permit must include:
a.       Application folder – completed and signed inside and out.
b.       Subcode Technical Sections (all that apply):

1.     Building – include costs, broken down between addition and    alteration if applicable all calculations requested – square footage, cubic volume, etc.

2.       Electric – (sealed, unless work is being performed by homeowner)
3.       Plumbing – (sealed, unless work is being performed by homeowner)
4.       Fire – required for smoke detectors, boilers, furnaces, water heaters, etc.

All technical sections must be completed in full, incl. cost, and signed.
c.        3 sets of drawings/plans must accompany the application for review.  If drawn by a NJ licensed architect, 2 of the 3 sets must be sealed.  If drawn by the homeowner, drawings must be so signed. Plans can NOT be drawn by the contractor, per NJ State Law!
2022 Zoning Board of Adjustment Members  
    Term Expiration
Member Anthony Capasso 12/31/2024
Member Les Hanna 12/31/2025
Member Said Toro 12/31/2022
Member Jeff Roberto 12/31/2025
Member John Callandrillo 12/31/2023
Member Sean Mahoney 12/31/2023
Member Michael LaGratta 12/31/2024
Alternate 1 Stephen Tekirian 12/31/2023
Alternate 2 James "Rusty" Parrino III 12/31/2022
Engineer Paul Azzolina  
Board Attorney Gary Giannantonio Esq.  
Recording Secretary    

2021 Zoning Board of Adjustment Proposed Mtg Dates
*Click agenda to view virtual meeting access information.
Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
01/18/2021- RO Agenda Minutes
01/26/2021* Agenda Minutes
02/23/2021 Agenda Minutes
03/16/2021 Canceled -
03/23/2021 Agenda Minutes
04/20/2021 Agenda Minutes
05/18/2021 Agenda Minutes
06/15/2021 Agenda Minutes
07/20/2021 Agenda Minutes
08/17/2021 Agenda Minutes
09/21/2021 Agenda Minutes
10/19/2021 Agenda Minutes
11/16/2021 Agenda Minutes
12/21/2021 Agenda Minutes
*Denotes Special Meeting

2021 Adopted Zoning Board  Resolutions :  
Resolution Description Adopted
21-01 Board Secretary  
21-02 Board Attorney 01/18/21
21-03 Planning Consultant 01/18/21
21-04 Board Engineer 01/18/21
21-05 Designate 2021 ZB Meetings 01/18/21
21-06 Golden Orchards 03/23/21
21-07 Mone 05/18/21
21-08 Salcedo-Dayson 06/15/21
21-09 Monteleone 08/17/21
21-10 Ghisalberti 10/19/21
21-11 Sforza 10/19/21